The Artists Story
Tinoco, an East Los Angeles native, later studied at
East Los Angeles College and was educated under
Thomas Silliman, longtime art professor and director
of the Vincent Price Art Gallery. Following, Tinoco continued his education at the Academy of Art University under the tutelage of Glenn Vilppu. Tinoco credits Vilppu as the one mentor who elevated him as an artist.
“Conveying an emotion is a story I want to tell through art – one that goes beyond words.”
— Mark Tinoco, Artist
Currently Tinoco works in the mediums of oil, charcoal and pencil. When painting in oil he enjoys utilizing the old master’s techniques of glazing as he explores the nuances of natural light in the environment and it’s relationship to nature.
A film noir enthusiast and animal lover, Tinoco works from his studio in La Canada Flintridge, California where he lives with his wife and two Labradors.
Mark Tinoco's art education began at an extremely young age. While in elementary school, he was selected to attend the prestigious Barnsdall Art Center in Los Angeles. This early experience provided him with exposure to a wide variety of art mediums, as well as laid a solid creative foundation that nurtured his innate talent.